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WIP Colour Sgt Veteran 42nd Regt (Black Watch)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Guys


    This is what is on my bench , Wings did a nice version of this

    http://www.planetfigure.com/threads/paul-blaber-miniatures-veteran-42nd-highlander-1855.76200/

    I am currently doing nearly finished a few additions ...

    Removed crossbekt and sash and replaced with just a sash

    Reworked the jacket front , added new buttons and piping

    Reworked the epaulettes adding Regt number

    Added a colour Sergeants badge on right arm

    Added a belt and buckle

    Lengthened the moustache

    Added a medal it will be the Indian Mutiny one with 2 clasps as in picture

    Here's a few pics I have around my bench !

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    This was the original version before I got my grubby hands on it image.jpeg image.jpeg

    Nap
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  2. captfue Active Member

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    Nice job! looks interesting can't wait to see it finished
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  3. Nap Forum Moderator

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    I will post pictures of my converted version after I have completed the medal and based it up

    Nap
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  4. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Thanks for the mention Kevin.
    I am sure that you enjoy working with this Paul Blaber piece.
    Looking forward to seeing how your conversion takes shape. Have fun.
    All the very best
    Keith
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  5. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Keith

    Cheers for popping in , I did have a lot of fun playing with putty on this

    I also have the reworked ( by Paul .....the Duke of Brunswick )

    What attracted me ..got to be that face ...great character .

    All rework nearly finished just need to detail up medal with queens head and clasps,suspension

    Base up and away we go

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  6. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Always a pleasure Mate
    Yes I agree with you, that face is real beauty. I was not aware that PB had reworked it. L will have to take a peek and play spot the difference.
    Ah well time to take Harry on his woodland daily jaunt. Speak soon and get those brushes swirling
    Cheers
    Keith
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  7. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Keith

    Couplet of very very quick iPad pic before we go out to a Xmas craft fair Carole is at

    The Brunswick is the rework not this !

    Happy dog walking mate

    Nap

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  8. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Very nice additions Kevin.
    I love the seamless arm extensions and Colour Sergeant badge
    Looking really good.
    Keith
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  9. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Keith


    I see on your version there is a crown ..did you add that , looks good ( none on my original version)

    Did you add the tails on the bonnet as well?

    Nap
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  10. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Yes to both Kevin.
    I based him as much as possible 0n photo of Colour Sergeant William Gardner VC DCM
    The crown was maybe too tight to the top of the arm but I think that I got away with it.
    The tails were made from wine bottle foil so that, along with the smoke, the wind swept look could be accentuated.
    Cheer's
    Keith
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  11. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Keith

    Good job I added the crown then !

    Added the tails using lead strips with the bow in MS

    Was thinking about adding the VC and modelling C/Sgt but went for the mutiny medal of "another" veteran


    Imagine that medal group for William ....VC. DCM, Crimean medals

    Looking forward to slapping paint on this !

    Nap
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  12. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Be honest Mate you cannot resist the full set of awards?
    Keith
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  13. Nap Forum Moderator

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    You are right of course ...would look good in the undress cap ...Mmmmmm

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    Nap
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  14. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    I think that you are developing an aversion to big fluffy headgear Nap:ROFLMAO:
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  15. captfue Active Member

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    Your figure is truly fantastic, the detail you've achieved blows my mind.
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  16. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Thanks for post ..hopefully my painting will do it justice

    Happy modelling

    Nap
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  17. peedee A Fixture

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    Leave the bonnet Kev and get it painted.

    Then you can another one ;) :)

    Paul.
  18. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Cheers Paul

    Fear not I am it's not going anywhere! ....appearing at a local WIP very near you soon ..on this thread actually !


    Nap
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  19. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Guys

    Bit of an update ...spent some time getting a good clean finish on the uniform red using LC Matt Red ( also the same on the Suisse and Artillery bust!)

    Now got a good base colour to work on ...it will look different ..hopefully !

    Next will be the sash so tge only thing left black will be that bonnet

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

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  20. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Guys

    Up early today ..peace and quiet and then the lady of the house wakes up ...she has lost her voice !

    Got lots done on this , laid down all base colours (using various LC and Army Painter acrylics ) except the beard and bonnet ......might give the bonnet a burnt umber one not sure yet , beard will be ginger.....ish!

    The eyes are also done ...honest !

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    Also found this was looking ..possible future project ....Mmmmm

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    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

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